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THE CHIEF MARSHAL 

THE CLASS MARSHALS 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE 

INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS EMERITI 

THE GRADUATE FACULTY 

THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY 



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE 
AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION 

Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- 
nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative 
of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- 
shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained 
a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums 
and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- 
hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester 
B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built 
the Mace Stand. 

It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and 
the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), 
which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is 
to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion 
which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. 












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itsttttQUtslj^ Alumnus /Alumna Awarii 

Savannah State College, on July 1, 1974, established The Cyrus G. 
Wiley Distinguished Alumnus/ Alumna Award to recognize outstanding 
Savannah State College alumni who have shown tremendous support and 
loyalty to the College and to show her appreciation for those alumni who 
become shining examples of the lofty ideals espoused by the institution and 
to recognize the achievements and contributions of such distinguished alum- 
ni. Nominations for these awards are made by a select group of faculty, 
staff and students who carefully screen each nominee or candidate before 
the final recommendations are submitted. The award commemorates Cyrus 
G. Wiley, the second President of Savannah State College and the first alum- 
nus to become President of the College. 

The Cyrus G. Wiley Distinguished Alumnus/ Alumna Award is the 
first honor of its kind to be given by Savannah State College to outstanding 
alumni and will not be given indiscriminately. To qualify to receive this 
award, the graduate or former student must have a strong commitment for 
providing continuous support to the College. The recipients must be in- 
volved in ivorking for the improvement of their Alma Mater and in stim- 
ulating others to support her both morally and financially. The honorees 
must also be involved in community affairs and efforts designed to gen- 
erate the betterment of mankind. 

The College will recognize recipients of the Cyrus G. Wiley Distin- 
guished Alumnus/ Alumna Award at Commencement Convocations. 



Itagrapljtral §>ketrij?s fur BterijmntB of tfje 
(ttyruis GL W\Uy StBttngutsljeii Alumnus Alumna Amarii 

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Presentations by Norman Benedict Elmore, M.A., 
Assistant Professor of English, Savannah State College 

Citations by Prince Albert Jackson, Ph.D., 
President, Savannah State College 



LESTER W. BUTTS, Diploma, L. S. Ingraham High School, Sparta, 
Georgia; B.S., Savannah State College; M.A., Ed.S., New York Univer- 
sity: Long recognized as a leader in the field of education in the State of 
Georgia, this distinguished son of Savannah State College has served as a 
classroom teacher in both Forsyth and Montezuma, Georgia. After 
gaining acclaim as an academician of the highest order, Lester W. Butts 
was named to secondary and elementary principalships in Meriwether 
County and in the Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, Georgia. Ultimately, 
he was made principal of Douglass High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and 
currently enjoys tenure in that position. Our honoree served in the Korean 
Conflict and has made his presence felt in many worthwhile 
organizations. He is a Trustee of Allen Temple A.M.E. Church of Atlan- 
ta, Georgia, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors of the 
Allen Temple Development Corporation. Because of his social and civic 
interests, Mr. Butts holds membership in the National Association of 
Secondary School Principals, the Future Funding Commission for the 
City of Atlanta, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is 
married to the former Miss Pauline Fields and he is the father of three 
children: a son and two daughters. Inspired by his vigorous leadership in 
the City of Atlanta, Mr. Butts' fellow alumni agree that he most sincerely 
deserves this, their ultimate accolade. 

METTELLA WILSEY MAREE, Diploma, Spelman College, Atlanta, 
Georgia; A.B., Georgia State College (now Savannah State College); 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Advanced Study: Colum- 
bia and Atlanta Universities, the Universities of California, Chicago, and 
Georgia, and Savannah State College: Candid, productive, and in- 
tellectually tenacious, this daughter of Savannah State College brought 
her pioneering ways to public education, socio-civic functions, Savannah 
State College, and the Savannah State College National Alumni 
Association. Miss Maree's educational expertise has served as the force 
which caused others to honor her in many spheres. She has been honored 
at intervals as "Teacher of the Year" at John Wesley Hubert School in 
Savannah, as "District Teacher of the Year," and as "State Teacher of 
the Year" by the Georgia Teachers and Education Association. Because 
of her efficiency as a classroom teacher and as an administrator, Miss 
Maree has received citations from numerous circles, including, the Savan- 
nah-Chatham County Board of Public Education, the Mental Health 
Board, the Retarded Children's Association, the Adult Education Coun- 
cil, the Girl Scouts, the YMCA, the NAACP, and the Savannah State 
College National Alumni Association, which presented "This Is Your 
Life Metella Wilsey Maree." This eclectic alumna holds membership in 
numerous organizations in CAE, GAE, NEA, and NAACP. Miss Maree 
is a fervent church worker and this zeal was recognized by the parish- 
ioners of the membership of the Saint Philip A.M.E. Church, when they 
elected her to the Board of Trustees. In the socio-civic arena, she served 
as a founder of Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 
Incorporated in the City of Savannah. Skillful and resourceful, Miss 
Maree has also enjoyed tenure as Southeastern Regional Director for Zeta 
Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Realizing that her commitment to the 
dignity of man has enriched American education and elevated the temper 
of our environment, it is with glad heart and all due praise that her fellow 
graduates now, for once, extend her an accolade for striving toward the 
highest good. 



JOSIE BROWN SESSOMS, Secondary Training, Roger Williams 
University, Nashville, Tennessee, and South Carolina State College, 
Orangeburg, South Carolina; Normal, South Carolina State College; 
B.S., Savannah State College; M.Ed., Atlanta University; Advanced 
Study, New York University, Atlanta University, The University of Ten- 
nessee, and Georgia Southern College: the Alumni Association, the SSC 
faculty and student body, the Savannah community, and the Coastal Em- 
pire — all have shared fully in the achievements of this hard working and 
dedicated alumna. Josie Brown Sessoms has enjoyed a wide range of 
educational experiences in the State of Georgia, which include her 
working as a home economics teacher in Darlington, South Carolina, as a 
home economics teacher, a critic teacher, and a consultant at Savannah 
State College, as Supervisor of Instruction and Curriculum Director in 
Tattnall and Evans Counties, as Curriculum Director and System Coor- 
dinator for Adult Education in Emanuel County, and as an off-campus 
faculty member for Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia, 
prior to her retirement in July 1974. Mrs. Sessoms also served as a 
classroom teacher and supervising principal in Thomas County for a five 
year period. Our honoree has been honored by many religious and civic 
groups in Chatham, Emanuel, Evans, and Tattnall Counties. Mrs. 
Sessoms holds membership in numerous professional organizations such 
as GAE, NEA, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Develop- 
ment, the Georgia Jeanes Supervisors and Curriculum Directors, the 
Helen A. Whiting Society, and the Atlanta University Alumni 
Association. In the socio-civic arena, Mrs. Sessoms holds membership in 
Elite Temple No. 71— Daughters of Elks, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, In- 
corporated, the Women's Auxiliary of the Georgia State Medical 
Association, and the Savannah State College National Alumni 
Association of which she is a past President. This outstanding alumna is a 
member of the First Bryan Baptist Church, where she renders service as 
both a Trustee and a Deaconess. Her peers, the members of the Alumni 
Association, proffer her this award for distinguished diplomacy and com- 
mitment to just causes. 

NANCY HOUSTON WALKER, Normal Diploma, Atlanta, Georgia; 
B.S., Savannah State College; M.A., Atlanta University; Advanced 
Study, Fisk University and the Universities of California and Georgia: 
Resourceful teacher and compassionate counselor, her inquisitive mind 
has led her into all paths and crossroads of the educational arena. Prior to 
her recent retirement, Mrs. Walker was a veteran teacher with a wide 
repertoire of experiences which included faculty tenure at Florence Street 
and George DeRenne Elementary Schools, Cuyler Junior High School, 
and Robert W. Groves High School, all located in Savannah-Chatham 
County. This distinguished graduate of Savannah State College had the 
honor of being one of the first teachers to be appointed in the area of in- 
struction which focuses on the needs and problems of the exceptional 
child. Always concerned with the pulse of the community, Mrs. Walker 
serves Savannah-Chatham County in many ways. She holds membership 
in the GAE, CAE, the Board of Directors of the Chatham Association of 
Retarded Children, the NAACP, the United Church Women, and the 
League of Women Voters. Our honoree has received numerous awards; 
lhey include being named Georgia Teacher of the Year by the GTEA and 
Woman of the Year in Education. The Savannah State College National 
Alumni Association has also sponsored "This Is Your Life Nancy 



Houston Walker" in her honor. Dedicated to the advocacy of the 
Church, Mrs. Walker is a lifelong member of the First African Baptist 
Church of Savannah, which she serves in a variety of ways. Currently, she 
is curator of the Kiah Museum and secretary to the Board of Directors of 
the May Street YMCA. In light of her accomplishments, Nancy Houston 
Walker is extended this supreme salute by the Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association. 

WILLIAM N. WESTON, B.S., Savannah State College; Advanced 
Study, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 
the Universities of Maryland and Texas: A genuine person, a gifted leader 
of men, and a recognized member of his profession, this exemplary 
graduate of Savannah State College has earned the esteem of his 
colleagues in all walks of life. During his tenure of service at the Goddard 
Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, which began in 1962, William 
N. Weston has served brilliantly as a Senior Maneuver Analyst and as a 
Senior Mathematician— Programmer. At Goddard, Mr. Weston 
developed the first computer software package for major on-site contract 
support effort to be utilized by the Mission Support Computing and 
Analysis Division. He has also worked jointly with the United States 
Naval Observatory in Washington, the District of Columbia. This 
distinguished alumnus works untiringly in the social and civic sphere. He 
is Eastern Regional Vice-President of the Savannah State College 
National Alumni Association, a volunteer in the Urban League's Black 



Executive Exchange Program, a member of the Education Committee of 
the District of Columbia Credit Union League, a director of the Savannah 
State College Foundation, and Director and Treasurer of Metropolitan 
Towers, Incorporated, a non-profit housing corporation. Mr. Weston 
also serves as Director-Treasurer-Manager of the Federal Credit Union 
and as a deacon of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington. He has 
been accorded many honors, which include serving as guest panelist in 
Space Relations in the District of Columbia Public Schools, as a 
distinguished panel member for the Civil Service Board of Examiners at 
the GSFC, and as an EEO counselor for the Goddard Space Flight Cen- 
ter. Our honoree has been cited for service as a volunteer tutor in 
mathematics for "Future for Jimmy Program," for achievement as a 
project director at GSFC, and for deportment as an EEO counselor. Mr. 
Weston holds membership in the Association of Computing Machinery, 
the NAACP, the YMCA, the Urban League, and the Northwest Bound- 
ary Civic Association of the District of Columbia. He is married to the 
former Elizabeth C. Hughes of Macon, Georgia, and he is the father of 
two sons and a daughter. Because he is held in high esteem and because he 
epitomes, man striving, man creating, and man thinking, William N. 
Weston is extended this supreme accolade. 



THE CYRUS G. WILEY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS/ALUMNA 
AWARD 



Awarii of jExttltent? in tfje % umanittea 

Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, B.S., D.D., L.H.D., D.A., LL.D. 

Founder and National President of Operation P. U.S.H. 

(People United to Save Humanity) 



You have worn the mantle of leadership with great 
distinction for most of your life. Indeed, you once served 
as President of the Student Government at A & T College 
of North Carolina and later, served as a confidant to the 
late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. An intensive and un- 
wavering dedication which equals your brilliance as a 
national leader has brought relief to the deprived and has 
penetrated to the core of man's frustration. Your many 
honors and citations give recognition to you as homo sui 



juris and homo multarum litterarum. With lasting respect 
we recognize you in the words of the Psalmist (1 10), "You 
are a priest forever, according to the order of 
Mechizedek." In all your efforts we pray, Deus vobiscum 
as we steadfastly shout: Ecce Homo! 

Given on the first day of June anno Domini MCMLXXV. 

Savannah State College 

Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 

* ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

Savannah State College Band 
Samuel Gill, M.A., Director 

INVOCATION The Reverend Edward C. Ducree, M. Div. 

Assistant Dean of Students 

Savannah State College 

And Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church 

SELECTION: "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" Johannes Brahms 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 
James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Conductor 

THE CYRUS G. WILEY AWARDS Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President 

PRESENTATION OF THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES and 

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, B.S., D.D., LH.D., D.A., LL.D. 

Founder and National President 
Of People United to Save Humanity 

SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Harriston 

Savannah State College Concert Choir 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 

Division of Business Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. 

Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. 

Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. 

Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Division of Social Sciences Elmer J. Dean, Ed.D. 

Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

Assisted by Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES Joseph V. Adams, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies 
Armstrong State College and Savannah State College 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. 

President, Armstrong State College 
Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

ALUMNI INDUCTION James O. Thomas, B.S. 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

Washington, D. C. 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander Virgil V. McGee 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Virgil V. McGee 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Starr Bowen, B.D. 

Pastor, The Isle of Hope United Methodist Church 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. 

College Minister 

SEVEN-FOLD AMEN 

** RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar 

The audience is requested to remain seated. 
**The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

HONOR GRADUATES 

JUNE1, 1975 



SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 or above) 

Jacqueline Lonoria Brown 
Patricia Ann Edwards 
Clara Benita Elmore 
Charlie Jackson 
Gwendolyn H. Rycroff 
Kenneth Werner Scherz 



MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) 

Ethel Stokes Bowles 
Eddie Charles Cochran 
Mae Bell Foston 
Kathy Ann Harrison 
Elvira B. Henderson 
James Michael Inman 
Marion Johnson 
Linda Marie Lockley 
Burma Jean Ruth 



CUM LAUDE (3.000 to 3.399) 



Jerry Lasheel Smith Artest 
George Bernard Austin 
Pamela Faye Baker 
William Beasley 
John Mell Clark 
James Harold Cooper, Jr. 
Jacqueline Syvetta Drisdom 
Ulysses Fitzpatrick 
Joseph Gilbert 
Shirley Hall 
Janice Lois Hillery 
Gwendolyn Hollimon 
Barbara Ann Hood 
Katherine Murphy Houston 
Billy Wayne Kelly 
Carolene Kinsey 
Eunice Amie Martin 
Louella McGhee 



Veronica Shiree Merriweather 
Jerome Miller 
Shirley Jean Mosley 
Hannah Beautine Murphy 
Grace Evans Neidlinger 
Teresa Owens 
Anna Teresa Truell Palmer 
Sylvia Pitts 
Dwan Denise Porter 
Linda Elaine Praylo 
Juanita Richardson 
DebraG. Rittenberry 
Deborah Ann Sermons 
Deborah Elaine Wesley 
Rosalyn Wilson 
Mary Joy Woodard 
Clara J. M. Chance Woods 
Mary Lee Vaughn 



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DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Accounting 

Deborah Odette Cutter Savannah 

Ronald Green Savannah 

Shirley Ann Hall Dublin 

Charlie Jackson Townsend 

Carolene Kinsey Tampa 

Nathaniel H. Lowman Savannah 

Shirley Walker Peek Savannah 

Deborah G. Rittenberry Savannah 

Ronald J. Wiggins Summerville 

General Business A dministration 

Shirley Ann Battiste Savannah 

Ethel Stokes Bowles Savannah 

Lunetta Marie Brown Savannah 

Benjamin E. Bush Bainbridge 

Eddie B. Carter Vienna 

Benjamin Franklin Fleming Atlanta 

Terry G. Frazier Savannah 

Raymond H. Greene Blackshear 

James Willie Hardy Savannah 

Ronald Lamont Harris Cartersville 

Charles E. Howard Dublin 

John Louis Howard Savannah 

Marilyn Annette Jackson Jacksonville 

Claudette Johnson Adel 

London Lowman, Jr Savannah 

Sandra Mallory Savannah 

Junial C. Moore Savannah 

Ronald Nathal Nowlin Effingham, S. C. 

Veronica E. Oliver Savannah 

Vernon Spence Pate Blackshear 

Bennie Mae Riles Augusta 

Benjamin F. Tate Midway 

Virginia G. Thomas Savannah 

Aletha Walls Jeffersonville 

Economics 

Jerome Miller Savannah 

Richard A. Warren Savannah 

Business Finance 
Thomas Bernard Smith Waycross 

DIVISION OF EDUCATION 

Elementary Education 

Inell Allen Hartwell 

Addis M. Argrow Savannah 

Dianne Renea Bartley Griffin 

§ Alfreedia S. Bellinger Savannah 

§Absentia 



DeVera Ann Battle Savannah 

Johnetta Martrell Bradley Pelham 

Arnetta K. Brown Savannah 

Christa Regenia Brown Savannah 

Irvin Eugene Bryant Savannah 

Janie Brown Burke Savannah 

Alice Lenora Campbell Savannah 

Virginia Carrie Carthon Savannah 

Gwendolyn P. Drayton Savannah 

Jacqueline S. Drisdom Savannah 

Patricia Ann Edwards Dublin 

Dafnet Dozier Flowers Savannah 

Elizabeth Lemon Foster Savannah 

Florence Branch Gilbert Savannah 

Sondra Wilkins Glover Savannah 

Phyllis Marilyn Graham Savannah 

Billy Ray Grant Glenwood 

Brenda Joyce Griffin Bainbridge 

Betrotha Hamilton Savannah 

Sandra Jeanette Harrington Savannah 

Kathy Ann Harrison Edison 

Erma Lee Holmes Mcintosh 

Catherine Katrina Hood Savannah 

Katherine Murphy Houston Savannah 

Amanda Jenkins Savannah 

Samuel Johnson Savannah 

Ella Mae Jones Claxton 

Florence Lucille Kelly Savannah 

§ Linda Carol King Macon 

Ruby Jean Lee Glenwood 

Sandra Lewis Savannah 

Allie R. McGirt Savannah 

Naomi W. McNeil Savannah 

Janice Carol Nevels Savannah 

Betsy Norwood Owens Savannah 

Theresa Owens Camilla 

Theresa Ann Reeves Savannah 

Eunice Levy Rhodes Savannah 

Juanita Richardson Savannah 

Gwendolyn H. Rycroft Savannah 

Lydia Scott Savannah 

Clarice Lynette Sermons Baxley 

Deborah Ann Sermons Baxley 

Mary Elizabeth Adkins Smith Mcintosh 

Ronald A. Smoak Savannah 

Barbara Ann Stewart Forsyth 

Georgia Byrd Stripling Savannah 

Mopsy Gail Taylor Waycross 

Minnie Thomas Dublin 

Annie Mae Wiggins Savannah 

Pearl Mae Beckton Wilbon Savannah 

Janie Mae Willis Savannah 

Rosalyn Marie Wilson Townsend 

Mary Joy Woodard Vidalia 

Clara J. M. C. Woods Savannah 

Violet Anita Wyche Barnesville 



§Absentia 



SECOND A R YEDUCA TION 

Art Education 

Jerry Dennard Savannah 

John H. Folsome Wrightsville 

Louella McGhee Pine Mountain 

Business Education 

Velmon Torrence Allen Savannah 

Deloris Scott Jones Savannah 

Paulette Johnson Kenner Augusta 

Mary Lee Vaughn Savannah 

Annese A. Washington Dublin 

English Education 

Ethel Evette Brown Blackshear 

Clara Benita Elmore Savannah 

Dwan Denise Porter Savannah 

Emma Delean Smith Hinesville 

Thelma Christine Williamson Vidalia 

English Language and Literature 

Yvonne Debbie Abner Savannah 

Linda Elaine Logan Savannah 

Electronics Engineering Education 
James Bryant Macon 

Industrial A rts Education 

Jesse Barnes, Jr Leary 

Kenneth Greene Savannah 

Edward D. Johnson Savannah 

Leroy Pace, Jr Savannah 

§ Fred Reynolds Savannah 

Kenneth Werner Scherz Savannah 

Mathematics Education 

Shirley Jean Mosley Millen 

Carolyn V. Wright Savannah 

Music Education 

Pamela Foye Baker Wadley 

Ronald D. Ball Claxton 

Lynette Marie Jones Savannah 

Social Studies Education 

Bernard Baker, Jr Jacksonville 

William Beasley Savannah 

Mae Bell Foston Milledgeville 

Patricia Mosley Harris Savannah 

Barbara Ann Hood Millen 

James Michael Inman Waycross 

(Concentration in History) 
Marion Johnson Bainbridge 

(Concentration in History) 

Linda Marie Lockley Jesup 

Hannah Beautine Murphy Claxton 

Grace Evans Neidlinger Thunderbolt 

Angelyn Richards Savannah 

Michael Bernard Singleton Savannah 

Janet Owens Smith Thunderbolt 

§Absentia 



Health, Physical Education and Recreation 

Theresa Louise Adams Brunswick 

Jessie Ellen Bartley Guyton 

Earnest Joe Baulkmon Bainbridge 

Georgetta Daniels Savannah 

Erie Lee Downing Savannah 

Joseph B. Harris Savannah 

Pamela Patricia Hicks Savannah 

Sandra Pearl Hicks Hinesville 

Celestley Johnson Savannah 

Collins Jones Columbus 

Michael Jordan Savannah 

Billy W. Kelley Lithonia 

Herbert Laurie Beaufort, S. C. 

Roosevelt Martin Statesboro 

Edward Jerome Mines Savannah 

Talkoy Eugene Peoples Savannah 

Dwight Jerome Pugh Bainbridge 

Jacqueline Robinson Savannah 

Deborah Q. Smith Bowman, S. C. 

Valerie Leon Taylor Savannah 

Charles Edward Turner Dublin 

John Henry Walker Louisville 

Blanche N. Williams Savannah 

§ Robert Willis Valdosta 

Brenda L. Wright Swainsboro 

Biology 
Ruth Naomi Goldwire Clyo 



Chemistry 

Jacqueline Lenoria Brown Kingsland 

James Thomas Curry Macon 

Ulysses Fitzpatrick Dry Branch 

Sandra Marie Morris Savannah 

Linda Elaine Praylo Savannah 

Mary Ann Small Savannah 

Linda Marie Washington Savannah 

Norman LeVornia Williams Savannah 



Mathematics 

Mitchell Carthon Thomson 

Marion Dutton Savannah 

Freddie McKinley Edenfield Brunswick 

Jackie L. Famble Savannah 

Elvira B. Henderson Savannah 

Janice Lois Hillery Brunswick 

Gwendolyn Holliman Dublin 

Anthony Hunter Guyton 

Anna Teresa Palmer Savannah 

William J. Simon Guyton 

Robert Simmons Savannah 

Deborah Elaine Wesley Savannah 



§Absentia 

♦Graduated and Commissioned Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps December 15, 1974 



DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 

Criminal Justice 

Veronica Bennett Augusta 

Samuel Luther Burch, Jr Elberton 

John Mell Clark Athens 

Gwendolyn M. Fulton Augusta 

§ Geoffrey Eugene Gadsden Savannah 

Joseph Gilbert Savannah 

Monica Elaine Gray Savannah 

Willie Elmer Harper Sparta 

Glenda Eneiro Howard Atlanta 

Shirley Ann Jackson Quitman 

James Edward Jones Savannah 

Lee Jones Savannah 

Precilla Loraine Jones Shellman 

Eunice Annie Martin Savannah 

Veronica S. Merriweather Macon 

Eugene Miller Savannah 

Solomon Myers, III Savannah 

Sharon Elaine Rogers Barnesville 

Dennis Lee Simmons Devereux 

Vernal Jean Solomon Quitman 

Walter Lewis Taylor Pinehurst 

Jerry Thomas Dupont 

Diane Smith Warren Sparta 

Juanita Washington Waynesboro 

Millicent R. Williams Augusta 

Malachi O. Wilson Bishopville 

Sociology 

Jerry Lasheel Artest Savannah 

Audrey Juanita Binns Athens 

Vera Veronica Brown Savannah 

Patricia Ann Cowart Savannah 

Betty Jean Culver Savannah 

Howard Duncan Savannah 

Virginia Ann Gray Gray 

Gwendolyn Hargrove Savannah 

Lester Harris Savannah 

Patricia Ann Heath Norwood 

Alfred Louis Howard Savannah 

Brenda Faye Ivory Hazelhurst 

Deloris Juanita Jackson Lizella 

Davida B. Jenkins Savannah 

Donald Victor Jenkins New York 

Juanita Johnson Sparta 

Doris Ann Key Covington 

Phyllis Elaine Mackey Savannah 

Gloria Jean Mathis Sparks 

Sandra Lee Maxwell Savannah 

Sharon Annette McDowell Detroit 

Percil Moye Savannah 

Stephen A. Mullice Midway 

Patricia Ann Thompson Parks Savannah 

Nellie Elaine Sellers Macon 

Johnny Tyrone Smith Savannah 

Mary Alice Smith LaGrange 

Alfreda Washington Savannah 

Margaret C. Winds Savannah 

§Absentia 



Social Work 

Bradford Allen Baxley 

Peggy S. Glaze Elberton 

Earnestine Owens Manchester 

Teresa Owens Manchester 

Sylvia Pitts Columbus 

Charlotte Ann Smalls Savannah 



History 

Stephen William Kelley Atlanta 

Geneva Kathryn Mainer Savannah 

Danny Louis Parrish Metter 

Rufus L. Wilkerson Jesup 



DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES 

Civil Engineering Technology 
Anthony D. Patterson Savannah 



Electronics Engineering Technology 

George Bernard Austin Bainbridge 

Alonzo Earl Burney Bainbridge 

Eddie Charles Cochran Pelham 

John Stanley Moore Dublin 

John Ronald Thompson. Savannah 

Herman James Wright Bluffton 



Mechanical Engineering Technology 

James Harold Cooper, Jr t Savannah 

Cornelius Holmes Savannah 

Firouzadj Abbas Savannah 



Dietetics And Institutional Management 
Vernice LaShon Barnes Savannah 



Textiles A nd Clothing 

Carol Ann Johnson Savannah 

Marilyn Renee Marsh Savannah 

Mattie Frances Russell Milner 



ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE 

Civil Technology 
Henry Edward Lipscomb Savannah 



THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF 
ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

CANDIDA TES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCA TION 

AND 
THE MA S TER OF B USINESS ADMIN IS TRA TION DEGREES 

June 2, 1975 



Sage Brown 



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

B.B.A. Degree 1973 Augusta College 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 



Mae Helen Adkins B.S. Degree 

Christine Kramer Anderson B.S. Degree 

Virginia D. Barnes B.S. Degree 

Martha Nail Biddy B.S. Degree 

Mary Lankford Bradley A.B. Degree 

Betty J. Jones Burnett B.S. Degree 

Ernestine Castle B.S. Degree 

Freddie Bacon Chance B.S. Degree 

Isabella Eloise Chance B.S. Degree 

Mildred Carolyn Register Cleveland B.S. Degree 

Ouida Nash England B.S. Degree 

Joan Singleton Ervin B.S. Degree 

Cheryl Lynn Roberts Goldwire B.S. Degree 

* Julia Theus Groover B.S. Degree 

Sheila Garvin Hoynes B.S. Degree 

Virginia Carter James B.S. Degree 

Constance M. Jones B.S. Degree 

Jeannette McMullen B.S. Degree 

Marie Allen Miller B.S. Degree 

Mildred Jackson Mobley B.S. Degree 

Delores W. Phoenix B.S. Degree 

Gladys Marie Schumacher B.S. Degree 

Mary Franks Simmons B.S. Degree 

Harold M. Singleton B.S. Degree 

Jannie Ruth Smith B.S. Degree 

Jane Rockwell Tyler B.S. Degree 

Berneta Wallace B.S. Degree 

Amelia Rhodes Ward B.S. Degree 

Barbara P. Wellington B.S. Degree 

*Latrelle Middleton Wells B.S. Degree 

Gloria Wright B.S. Degree 

Myrna Deloris Fields Youmans B.S. Degree 



1948 


Fayetteville State College 


1969 


Armstrong State College 


1957 


Savannah State College 


1970 


Georgia Southern College 


1941 


University of Georgia 


1971 


Savannah State College 


1971 


Savannah State College 


1969 


Savannah State College 


1961 


Savannah State College 


1969 


Georgia Southern College 


1955 


Savannah State College 


1963 


Savannah State College 


1972 


Savannah State College 


1957 


Georgia Southern College 


1971 


Georgia Southern College 


1958 


Savannah State College 


1952 


Florida A. & M. University 


1972 


Savannah State College 


1968 


Savannah State College 


1950 


Savannah State College 


1959 


Savannah State College 


1957 


University of Illinois 


1951 


Savannah State College 


1967 


Savannah State College 


1959 


Savannah State College 


1973 


Armstrong State College 


1962 


Savannah State College 


1972 


Pembroke State University 


1953 


Savannah State College 


1967 


Georgia Southern College 


1963 


Savannah State College 


1961 


Allen University 



*In absentia 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL 



CHILDREN: BEHAVIOR DISORDERS 



Jill Grier Briercheck B.S. Degree 1969 

Linda Goldstein Cohen B. A. Degree 1965 

Elizabeth B. Houston B.A. Degree 1972 

Betty Marie Davis Jones B.S. Degree 1972 

* James E. Lambert B.S. Degree 1971 

Stanley Lamar Mims B.A. Degree 1973 

Kathryn Sue Stephens B.S. Degree 1973 

Ruth Carter Sullivan A.B. Degree 1954 

Barbara G. Magwood B.S. Degree 1965 



Georgia Southern College 
Pennsylvania State 

University 
Georgia State University 
Savannah State College 
Georgia Southern College 
Oakwood College 
Georgia Southern College 
University of Michigan 
Savannah State College 



*In absentia 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 



Mildred Scott Calloway B.S. Degree 1970 

Mitchell Inman, II B.S. Degree 1972 

Pamela Nelson McGlasson B.S. Degree 1964 

Thelma M. Reeves B.S. Degree 1971 

Brenda Thomas Stevens B.S. Degree 1971 



Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Georgia State College 
Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY 



James H. Bacon, Jr B.S. Degree 19*69 

Joyce Griffin Dingle B.S. Degree 1963 

Mary Demmond Robertson A.B. Degree 1949 



Savannah State College 
Savannah State College 
Hollins College 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS 



Horace Magwood B. S. Degree 1964 

John Marion Parr B.S. Degree 1941 



Savannah State College 
Georgia Institute of 
Technology 



MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 



Bonnie Bennett Craft A.B. Degree 1958 

Iris Fisher Goodwin A.B. Degree 1946 

James Ervin Taylor B.S. Degree 1969 



Atlantic Christian College 
University of North 

Carolina 
Savannah State College 



MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU 
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

Jacqueline Brown Mae Bell Foston 

John Mell Clark Kathy Harrison 

Eddie Cochran Marion Johnson 

Clara Benita Elmore Linda Lockley 

Patricia Edwards Linda Praylo 

MEMBERS OF ALPHA PHI GAMMA 
NATIONAL HONORARY JOURNALISM FRATERNITY 

Jerry Lashell Smith Artest Jackie Gilbert 

Michael Singleton 

MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA 
HONOR SOCIETY 

Clara Benita Elmore Dwan Porter 

Emma Delean Smith 

MEMBERS OF BETA KAPPA CHI 
NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY 

Jacqueline Brown Linda Praylo 

Eddie Cochran William Simon 

MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI 
HONOR SOCIETY 

Patricia Edward Kathy Harrison 

Clara Benita Elmore Grace Neidleinger 

Jacqueline Drisdom Clara Chance Wood 

Mae Bell Foston Amelia R. Wood 

MEMBERS OF ZETA ALPHA OMICRON 

CHAPTER OF 

LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON HONOR SOCIETY 

Willie Harper 

MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU 
NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY 

Jerry Lashell Smith Artest Marion Johnson 

William Beasley Linda Marie Lockley 

Samuel Luther Burch, Jr. Hannah Beautine Murphy 

John Mell Clark Grace Evans Neidleinger 

Mae Bell Foston Teresa Owens 

Peggy Glaze Sylvia Pitts 

James Michael Inman Charlotte Ann Smalls 



USHERS 
MIDSHIPMEN - N.R.O.T.C. 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 



Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 
To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. 
Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 
We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 
Help us know that life, short or long, 
Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 



REFRAIN 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flow 'rs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 






ANNOUNCEMENTS 

1975 Summer School June 1 1 - August 13 

1975 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 15 

Upperclassmen, September 17 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody 
wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable 
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on tome definite system 
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, 
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- 
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates 
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by 
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for 
all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part 
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn 
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. 
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- 
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down 
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the 
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and 
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made 
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may 
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them 
by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- 
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.